Random House Anniversary

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In 1975, Random House celebrated its 50th anniversary by publishing a  
special edition of Voltaire's "Candide".  In a prefaratory note, Donald  Klopfer 
indicated that it is a facsimile of the first book published under the  Random 
House imprint, in 1928.  (Fine illustrations by Rockwell  Kent.)
He also notes that they began the firm by acquiring Modern Library in  1925.  
Hence the 50th anniversary in 1975, not 1978.  So it  was really the 50th 
anniversary of the Cerf/Klopfer Modern Library effort,  not Random House per se.
Just thought you'd want to know.
Donald D.  Ramsey
All Books Considered
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Kensington MD  20895
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